Hello there everyone! My name is Courtney and I am 27 years old. Welcome to Rebuilding Life with Courtney. The definition of rebuild is to build again after something has been damaged or completely destroyed. That is exactly what I am doing with my life right now. My life has been broken and damaged for as long as I can remember. I will not sugar coat anything in this blog. I am writing this to share my experience and to let others like me know, that they are not alone. Plus blogging is a hobby of mine. So if I can put the two together, I believe I can really do something with this. Let me take you back to the beginning.
The very first memory I have of my life comes to me at about 5 years old. I was sitting in a U-haul with my dad and siblings as we were driving away from our house. Did not have a clue what was going on. As I grew older I would eventually put two and two together to comprehend that my parents divorced.
I will go more in depth with my story on my About Me page (which is coming soon). Growing up I was always very shy. I was always concerned about what everyone thought of me and I always put everyone else before myself.
We are taking a big leap but lets fast forward to 18 years old. At this age I had met my husband. Before him, I drank all the time and barely ate. Over the next 9 years I had gained about 90 pounds. That is where I am today. We ate out all the time and just started to get super comfortable with each other. I never thought I would be overweight. With the weight came health problems. I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Severe Depression, Anxiety, and Social Anxiety Disorder. I have been seconds away from killing myself twice in my life.
Like I said I will go more in depth when I write my About Me page. For now I just wanted everyone to know a little bit about me. This blog is dedicated to helping me get my life back. I go to a psychologist and I just started taking medication for depression and anxiety. I am also in the process of losing weight, so far I have lost 15 pounds. I am slowly learning how to love myself and I want to share my journey with the world. So, welcome to Rebuilding Life with Courtney.
xo – courtney